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Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 10:00pm EST
hand we have a legitimate government in ukraine, recognised by all the key international players and institutions, and i see no reason for moscow. kremlin, russia not to communicate with the garment. the next step in crimea is clear. we should pull the troops back from the region. if the cremia wants more autonomy, it can be discussed. he's ready to give much power as possible, and finally we need to understand how we can guarantee peace in the future. always this lies through demill tarisation. >> are there any talks, is there any conversation between moscow and kiev? >> very limited. most limited to unofficial private talks. russia pretends it doesn't see the ukrainian interim president, and the ukrainian cabinet ministers. moreover, we remember that viktor yanukovych, ex ukrainian president is in russian territory. russia has a letter from viktor yanukovych, where he invites the troops to go into ukraine. it's a double reality. i think russia loses the sense of what has happened here in ukraine. it's very sad. >> andriy shevchenko, a member of ukraine's parliament, thank you f
Feb 28, 2014 5:30pm EST
, inside of ukraine. the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> that was president obama moments ago from the white house briefing room commenting on the escalating crisis in ukraine. earlier, unconfirmed reports of russian military intervention in the region sent the s&p lower. the question now is, if the situation gets worse, what could that mean for stocks, could russia be the next black swan? we did see people during this session wanting to take risk off. >> risk off, other than u.s. equities. when you think about it, you talked about it just before, it was at five-year lows. it's a very cheap index, but it trades very poorly, there are risks that have been taken off there all along during this thing. u.s. treasuries, the world forgot during the taper, there's one safe haven in assets and it's u.s. treasuries. >> mike? >> we have to remember that we still are obviously basically right on all-time highs in the s&p and although it has bumped up from its low, it's still a relat
FOX Business
Mar 5, 2014 7:00pm EST
and russia get along. aboard the international space station the ukraine crisis has little effect on the one american and two cosmonauts one is caribbean does -- scheduled to depart on monday. charles -- saying right now everything is nominal with our relationship with the russian speaking only in terms of the space agency. tom jones says it is important not to keep it a political issues. >> what they lack is the control software we use 2. and never and controlled the station so they would not be wise to deny access because then they deny themselves the access. lou: and the last man to walk on the mood will join us friday evening. nasser relies on russia to get the astronauts to land from the space station repays $70 million per trip. although it is unlikely to be a reality until 2017 at the earliest to get ourselves there but we are dependent on russia to get to the space station. what a shame. nearly 100 ft asteroid is hurtling between the earth and the mood at its closest point to 018,000 miles from the planet about nine tenths of the distance nasa downplays it saying it happens 20 times
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 11:00pm EST
complete control to the ukraine crimea region. the world war ii internment camp. and it's the world's longest dog sled race, a thousand miles through snow and ice in alaska. >>> the crisis in ukraine. russia has denied reports that it's issued an ultimatum to ukrainian forces in crimea. giving them an ultimatum. the troops are there said the russians at the request of the former president. secretary of state john kerry on his way to kiev to talk to the new ukrainian government. >>> tonight president obama met with top security advisors to talk about the ukraine. a picture from the white house situation room. the pentagon has suspended all military to military engagements between the u.s. and russia. the chief of the u.n. met to talk about a diplomatic solution to the crisis. ban ki-moon talked about quieting the incident with diplomatic discussion. nick schifrin at simferopol. what's the latest? >> john we are in as you just said a ukrainian capitol. the building behind me is the ukrainian parliament led by a ukrainian prime minister but as you can see the small flag that flies abov
Mar 5, 2014 5:00am PST
to send international observers, and for russia and ukraine to hold direct talks. ukraine's interim prime minister arseny yatsenyuk said ministry level talks with russia have already begun. russian president vladimir putin said on tuesday that he's ready to use force in ukraine, if necessary, but he said no action is needed at this point. russia's leaders are turning up the financial pressure on their counterparts in ukraine. they say they'll no longer offer discounts on natural gas. putin struck a deal in december with then-president yanukovych. he offered to cut the price of gas by 30% by executives with russia's state controlled gas producer gazprom say they decided to cansing the contract from the beginning of next month. gazprom executives say they're canceling the discounts because ukraine owes the company money. they say the debts amount to about $2 billion. >>> chinese president xi jinping says he believes russian leaders can reach a political solution to the crisis. officials at china's foreign ministry say xi spoke with putin over the phone. the officials say xi described the de
Al Jazeera America
Mar 2, 2014 1:00pm EST
to tone down the military options of civil war in the ukraine. >> reporter: the international community is gamble that go russian business interests will pressure putin to think of the country's bell being and change course. but the british foreign minister says that doesn't wipeout the need for talks. >> we will also continue to urge the russian to his speak directly to the ukrainians through ministers and military channels they have so far not wanted to do that. i think we have to explore how they can speak to each other under the asepsis of the united nations. >> reporter: the crisis has nato ambassadors meeting in brussels and government leaders holding conference calls and strategy meetings. the goal to prevent a show of military force inside ukraine from turning in to a war with russia. roslyn jordan, al jazerra, washington. >> let's go to rory challands now in moscow, all these threats against russia not military ones but threats nonetheless, yet not a peep from russia, what's going on? i do apologize we seem to have lost rory challands there with that live update from moscow, w
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 2:30pm EST
in ukraine. >>> president obama just wrapped up a meeting with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in the white house. russia's as actions are a violation of international law. >> i spent the weekend talking to leaders across europe and i think the world is largely united in recognizing the steps that russia has taken are a violation of ukraine's sovereignty, ukraine's territorial integrity, that they're a violation of international law. they're a violation of previous agreements that russia has made, with respect to how it treats and respects its neighbors. and as a consequence, we got strong statements from nato, from the g-7, condemning the actions that russia's taken. and we are going to continue these diplomatic efforts touring the course of this week. ftc -- during the course of this week. my interests are seeing the ukrainian people being able to determine their own destiny. russia has strong historic ties to the ukraine. there are a lot of russian nationals inside of ukraine, as well as native russians, as there are a lot of ukrainians inside of russia. there are strong com
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 8:00pm EST
ultimatums. >> reporter: the eu, un, international monetary fund, all calling emergency meetings to discuss ukraine, and secretary of state john kerry is expected in the ukrainian capitol on tuesday. john few people think that the west will actually go to war over crimea, but it does now look at though another option is being discussed, that is hitting russia in the pocketbook. but economic responses take time, and time is something that kiev may not have. >> phil ittner reporting from kiev. phil, thank you. >>> ukraine's crimea region is a military strong hold for ukraine and russia. jonathan betz with more. >> certain now that russia may try to push out ukraine's military all together in crimea. the black sea fleet is based at the peninsula. it has 25,000 soldiers stationed there from russia. but last weekend president putin sent in 6,000 more. russia then seized airports in the capitol and western coastal town. it has always surrounded ukraine military bases in several cities. those bases have been cut off by ukraine's troops remain inside. also russia took over a ferry terminal on the e
Mar 5, 2014 10:00am EST
, humanitarian and military. diplomatically, the international community must affirm ukraine in her interim government. i commend president obama and secretary kerry for their leadership. yesterday, the osce announced that 18 participating countries will send 35 unarmed military observers to ukraine. let them reveal the truth. countries with large ukrainian dies a practice, like our country, along with poland, canada, argentina, portugal, the united kingdom and kazakhstan, should have constructive means to help. the international community must make sure that election monitors are trained for the upcoming elections in ukraine on may 25. then, economically, the world community should proceed to work through ukraine's financial challenges. however, any financial assistance to ukraine should be contingent on repayment, and ukraine's new government must clearly at the fine performance standards and lay out a reasonable play to repay any foreign aid. it will require technical assistance, management expertise and loan personnel from governments throughout the world. in addition, the united states
Feb 28, 2014 2:00pm EST
part of the coordinated international effort to help ukraine address its economic challenges. this will require recognition of the civilian right of the ukrainian people to make their own choices about their future. those choices are about domestic politics, just as much as they are about foreign policy. russia can only gain from ukraine's access and it risks losing heavily if ukraine fails. we are ready to work very closely with russia, the neighbor of our neighbor, to insure it plays a constructive role in the future of the ukraine, the future of a neighbor with whom russia establishes ties which support. madam president, hon. members, in view of the challenges and the need for a continued coherent european policy i congratulate you for organizing today's debate. the parliaments and roman has been important for all in ukraine that have been striving for a stable, prosperous, and democratic future. and thank you for your attention . [applause] [speaking in native tongue] .. [speaking in native tongue] >> translator: this fundamental objective freedom has taken the three mont
Mar 1, 2014 7:00pm PST
the international community not to interfere in the political situation in ukraine. the russians to hazards of parliament approved the deployment of russian troops in crimea the kremlin said resident engineer preteen had not yet decided whether he would send soldiers. the fast moving developments prompted international leaders to voice their alarm. the acting wasn't even thought i freaking early to be done today to protect ukraine's territorial integrity. a liking on this train didn't seem to recall the russian president. it's been in the ukraine but what we see no crime yet. one reason though. french president ford's who are known to treat the authorization to deploying russian troops to ukraine close to real threats to the country's territorial integrity and sovereignty yet it has everything to be done to avoid the highly dangerous escalation meanwhile the president of the european commission called the recent events in crimea on unthinkable in the twenty first century the challenges of crimea must be dealt with. in the respects all ukrainian you need the added some grated. i only interna
Mar 5, 2014 10:00am PST
for international observers in ukraine. the organization for security cooperation in europe said it would send 35 unarmed military personnel to ukraine at the same time. our own elise labott is traveling with the secretary of state. she is joining us from paris. elise, this is the third meeting these two men have held today. what's secretary kerry's main priority in dealing with sergey lavrov? >> reporter: that's right, wolf. they're just wrapping up their third meeting of the day, and now secretary kerry will be huddling with the french, the german, the british foreign ministers all in an effort to try and get some diplomatic process going. and deescalate the situation. his single sales objective for the russian foreign minister is to get him to sit down with the ukrainian foreign minister. as we know, the ukrainian foreign minister flew with secretary kerry to kiev last night, waiting all day, wants to sit down with the russian foreign minister, try and get some dialogue going. try and deescalate the situation. but so far, foreign minister lavrov is not biting, wolf. >> so we expect they will c
Mar 2, 2014 12:00pm PST
stability, we first have to have international economic stability, shoring up ukraine economically so it can stay in one piece politically. >> you have to think about ukraine, one country but two government. the new one in kiev and the new one in crimea. we sort of saw this really during the arab spring. there was ultimately the question who is really in charge and do you just sort of have these super powers trying to affect the outcome of the situation in the country itself. >> what we're looking at here is not so much one government turning over back and forth but a situation in china and taiwan where you have one big country run by a government and one small part of the country run by another government and both claim to be the legitimate governments of the entire country. another comparison, frozen conflict in georgia, where russian troops invade in 2008 and they remain to this day. what we're going to have essentially is a difference of recognition where the west recognizes government in kiev and russia recognizes the government in crimea possibly with tacit endorsement of the ousted pr
Feb 28, 2014 3:00pm PST
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> woodruff: the fight for the future of ukraine escalated today, well-armed men, alleged to be russian forces, took control of two airports in crimea... president obama warned moscow not to intervene. the united states will stand with the international community in affirming there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> good evening, i'm judy woodruff. also ahead good evening, i'm judy woodruff. also ahead, miles o'brien ventures deep inside one of the world's most hazardous places: japan's fukushima nuclear plant, still mired in trouble three years after its catastrophic meltdowns. >> resembling astronauts on the way to a fully fueled rocket, we donned special shoes and hard hats, then boarded a bus that would get us as close to the meltdowns as the laws of physics, and common sense, would allow us. and it's friday, mark shields and david brooks are here to analyze the week's news. those are just some of the stories we're covering on tonight's pbs newshour. >> major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by:
Mar 4, 2014 3:30am PST
as russian ukraine that is great in this tournament has become an international event. we don't superbowl gymnastics in kazakhstan and cause a gymnast him a note about the get go but in this circle back and i mean a lot and choke when the competition among the girls born in two thousand five the company now that cn call from ukraine won the first place in the program and the master sports but team on the flop of us and i love the most depth of what took second and third places respectively question of identity all of us took the first place among the juniors janelle said the driver is in second place as well as doomed as the citizen third. yes industry in two thousand thirteen gas production amounted to forty two point three billion cubic meters of wall in the park and gas production amounted to forty two point eight billion cubic meters of natural gas consumption about ten point nine billion cubic meters of oil gas exporting country amounted to eight point six billion cubic meters of oil gas transit get through the about the ninety nine point one four six meters two point four four milli
Mar 4, 2014 7:00am PST
of the meeting exchange views on the international agenda including the situation in ukraine are so cannot survive laid stress on imports of hoarding regular meetings with the members of the board it should be noted that the international advisory board was established in two thousand ten well known political figures and europe like former austrian chancellor alfred gruesome bauer former polish president lech cynic was not a ski former president of the european commission and the italian prime minister romano prodi are the members of the council. direct their plate may be open between austin and helsinki and the storyline of finland has already expressed readiness to fight to that extent the sultan as a buyer and the chairman to finish from if you look in the last discuss bilateral cooperation during the meeting relevant topics of the international agenda were also discussed as the president noted cousin stan is interested in economic development and political dialogue with them and you will see this until i visited helsinki and the new president of finland in an official visit to kazakhst
Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm PST
the independence and sovereignty and borders of ukraine and of international laws. and just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games, it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world. and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for any military intervention in ukraine. >> there will be costs. president obama not pledging today to go it alone in a fight against russia over you've crane but saying russia will effectively be crossing an international red line if they move militarily into another sovereign country. it kind of looks like russia is moving militarily into another sovereign country. crimea is a very pro-russian part of ukraine but still, it's ukraine. in crimea today armed men in camouflage uniforms with no insignia on them took up positions in two positions. they refused to say who they were. it started with about 50 men. by late afternoon they were setting up roadblocks and check points near two airports in that region. locals on the ground started filming and posting videos like this one,
Mar 1, 2014 12:00pm PST
international commitment to respect the existing borders of the ukraine. the rhetoric on all sides seems to be escalating in a rather dangerous direction. >> there's a shock for the international system. we thought the cold war was over, we thought it was in the distant historical past. and an attempt by the russian federation essentially to divide a sovereign nation state in europe and that simply can't stand. and so the last thing the united states would want to do would be to provoke any kind of conference, to see the u.s. pursue a diplomatic path. but we can limit putin and we can certainly drive up the cost to him, make this painful for him and hopefully preserve the integrity of the rest of ukraine and help that state move forward towards the presidential elections. all is that is in play, but it does require clear leadership by the united states and germany and some of the other european countries. >> our jim acosta reporting that the u.s. may cancel its participation in the g-8 summit meeting in sochi russia scheduled for june. i aassume some others in the european union will as
Mar 1, 2014 4:30pm PST
after the russian parliament gave putin the okay to send troops into the ukraine. tonight the white house is warning the kremlin against what it calls the continuing violation of international law in ukraine, saying it will lead to greater political economic isolation. earlier the security team met to discuss u.s. options in a rare saturday session. while in ukraine itself there were growing signs that russia has already taken control over the crimea region. we have full coverage of today's fast-moving developments beginning with our bill neely in crimea. good evening, bill. >> reporter: yes, the crisis here in crimea is deepening, lester, so too, are worries about an imminent russian takeover. ukraine is certainly worried. its acting president has put its army on combat alert. russian boots on the ground in ukraine. they're hiding their identities, their uniforms are not marked. but they're in crimea to protect russia's interests. they have a naval base manned by thousands but many are now off base and in the streets right behind the russian speaking majority here, and there may be
Mar 3, 2014 6:00am EST
up on "washington journal,". your calls in today's headlines and aed by josh rogin look at ukraine and other international stories. then, health-care policy. we will talk about the impact of health care law on small businesses. and the brookings institution will discuss efforts by the obama administration to create manufacturing hubs around the country. "washington journal" is next. host: concerns about snowfall have caused congress to cancel sessions today. terri leads state today.y leaves good morning. to "washington journal." in our first 45 minutes. --
Al Jazeera America
Mar 3, 2014 5:00am EST
of disaster, the latest on the standoff between russian and ukraine troops and international response at ending the crisis. the first double amputee to compete in the olympics goes on trial for murder, the case of the blade runner is watched so closely in his country. another winter storm shuts down federal offices and causes major pile ups, where the system is headed today and what could be coming on its heels.
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 5:00am EST
troops out of ukraine's crimea region and the international pressure on russia is mounting. u.s. actually john kerry is due to immediate the leaders on tuesday to show support. the u.s. is suspending military exercises and trade talks with russia and says it may consider sanctions. meanwhile an international body that keeps an eye on security in europe is conducting a fact-finding mission in ukraine. there has been a standoff between russia and ukrainian troops at an air base in crimea and soldiers have apparently agreed to cooperate with the russians. the ukrainian soldiers at the base walked toward russian troops carrying ukraine and soviet flags and in a moment we will be live in moscow with rory but let's go to crimea where we have lawrence lee standing by. lawrence it has been a pretty eventful morning. what is the situation there? >> well, it's midday here in crimea and we may be about to learn something new perhaps as to the direction of travel in this conflict. remember all that talk of ultimati mushgs -- ultimatium and no shots have been fired yet but what happened at balbeck mil
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 2:00pm EST
, there is still opportunity for russia to help the international community stabilize the situation in ukraine. meanwhile, delivering the message in kiev, condemning russia for escalating the violence, kerry is visiting with ukraine's new leaders reayou remember thing support for the government. this has been a day of point, counter point, 2 sides expressing their opinions. talking points, but clearly a very strong difference of opinion on the way things are progressing here in kiev, and throughout the country. john kerry said that many of that vladimir putin said in an hour long press conference, were simply not true. the russian government would have you believe that that will have been mass attacks on churches in eastern ukraine. that hasn't happened. but vladimir putin remains adamant the west does not understand this country. he says that ukraine is well within the sphere of russia's control. and that basically the west is looking at ukraine as some sort of laboratory experiment, in democracy. in his speech, today to the russian press, vladimir putin also took an opportunity to say that w
Mar 5, 2014 1:00am EST
between russia and ukraine. a strong belief that russia's actions is violating international law. president putin seems to have a different set of lawyers making a different set of interpretations, but i don't think that's fooling anybody. i think everybody recognizes that, although russia has legitimate interests and what happens in a neighboring state, that does not give it the right to use force as means of exerting influence inside of that state. >> u.s. secretary of state john kerry will meet with russia's foreign minister in paris today. the diplomats aimed to reduce tension. earlier in kiev kerry offered ukraine loan guarantees. he also said the u.s. will hold russia responsible for escalation in ukraine. >> none of us want to escalate it becomes the kind of confrontation where people cannot find a reasonable path result and where as a you are stuck in a place that is hard to climb down from. >> market recovering from monday's selloff. it was the biggest loss in five years. the ruble dropped to a record low. non-russian companies with exposure to russia are still worried a
Mar 5, 2014 6:00am PST
international observers should be deployed immediately in ukraine especially in eastern ukraine and the crimea. and this is what we've been talking about for the last day or two, international off ramp that the u.s. and other countries are trying to give to russia to address their concerns that they acknowledge are legitimate in ukraine, they acknowledge russia has a lot of interests particularly in the crimea. what they want is for russia to encourage international monday fors into crimea, into eastern ukraine to check out what's going on and that could be the basis for talks. the french, the uk, u.s. hoping to get sergei lavrov the russian foreign minister and ukrainian foreign minister in the same room this afternoon, twin hour to see if they could start to talk about a diplomatic process to spend escalation. >> all right. thank you. we'll take a quick break and be right back. from the race for the next breakthrough innovation that will push the economy forward... to preventing one more american child from wondering why their parent didn't come home... to international drug cartels and the
Feb 28, 2014 6:30pm PST
in negotiations it is one for now. i planned to speak to demonstrating. to ukraine and its teetering economy. international officials await assistance to the country which by some accounts may be is less than one billion dollars in aid but despite these dire warnings so far no one is prepared to act out ukraine is running out of time. its foreign currency reserves have dropped sharply and tea and is counting on the international money to fund to stave off bankruptcy in washington imf said christina got played down the danger. we do not see anything that is critical that this was the opening of the moment and we would save me. the bills receipts and refrain from throwing out some numbers which are really meaningless until they are being assessed property ukranian is a hunting the imf will provide fifteen billion dollar lifeline to you crying. they say it's ok to do whatever it takes the money. but it is the update we received loans from the imf. ukraine will absolutely fulfilled the required criteria the wall and the amounts of foreign exchange presents we have right now. it is enough to pay
Mar 4, 2014 5:30pm PST
. on one side, europe. on the other, driven by vladimir putin. and in the middle, ukraine, crimea, and an international tug-of-war. abc's martha raddatz is traveling with the secretary of state. and she is standing by. and abc's chief foreign correspondent, terry moran, is also on the story tonight. starting us off with the latest on that crisis in ukraine. >> reporter: at belbek air base here this morning, ukrainian troops, unarmed, marched toward the russian guns. and as they marched, they sang their national anthem. [ singing ] confronting the russians who had seized control of their base, forward under the ukrainian flag they came. the russians yelled, then fired. warning shots. but the first shots fired here. negotiations and the ukrainians withdrew, heads held high. it was a day of high tension. russia testing an icbm, like this one. a scheduled launch. but still, a statement. >> mr. kerry, welcome to ukraine. >> thank you. >> reporter: in kiev, the ukrainian capital 500 miles away, secretary of state kerry walked the streets where scores of ukrainians died in protests last
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 9:00am EST
of international economic aid to help the government in ukraine and even as secretary kerry begins his meetings with the interim government there, all of the meetings could not in washington on how to deal with this crisis. >> president obama called his national security council together to discuss how to deal with the events unfolding in ukraine. while the president weighs his options, one thing came out of the meeting. the pentagon says it is suspended exercises and other activities with the russian military while russian forces remain in the crimea region of ukraine. it's the latest step by president obama who says russia is breaking international law. >> what cannot be done is for russia, with impunity, to put its soldiers on the ground and violate basic principles that are recognized around the world >> reporter: that tough talk was echoed by america's ambassador to the u.n. >> what is happening today is a dangerous military intervention in ukraine. it is an act of aggression. it must stop. >> reporter: that sharp and pointed rhetoric argue the president's critics is coming too little too
Mar 3, 2014 4:00am EST
and to provide with int international support if possible to let putin understand that he has to let ukraine live with its european choices. >> this comes straight from parliament. . international pressure, mobilizing the military, what else is the government doing? >> we are trying to coordinate actions in terms of information. we have so many -- information on the pretax and violence against -- a lot of ukrainians and what we are trying to do is to finalize the war and actions. the governments with russia. our government had just two days of peace and it's -- yanukovych spent four years to have our army and security services and -- >> that's what he did, he beheaded your security forces and your army? >> yes. so our plan is to gain the control over our country to provide security to our citizens. it is our -- >> what do you think the ultimate putin ambition is for ukraine? >> it was once said that russia is impossible without ukraine. it's realistic ambition. and if the world will excuse him such an advance and betray ukraine and ukrainians in these situations, then you have a new hitler headin
Feb 28, 2014 4:00am EST
're hearing for the economy. he said they're taking clear steps to provide the ukraine with international financial aid are being taken right now. they accept the ukraine is independent. they hope to boost reserves and stabilize the situation there. they talk about the imf here, too. they expect record credit instruments from the imf to increase saying to them that they will provide funding in the next couple of days if they can agree with it. and a key priority, of course, is to fulfill the conditions from the imf. we'll bring you up to date with all the details of what's going on in the ukraine and the region in a few moments' time. >> here we are an hour and two minutes into the trade in europe. and fairley steady at the moment. advancers outpacing decliners by around about 5/4. yesterday, the ftse ended up 11 points while at lunchtime, the s&p up 9 points and the nikkei up 0.4% this morning. the ftse fairley flat at the moment. xetra dax is up 0.3%. we've got unemployment and inflation data coming out a little later for the eurozone. the inflation data will be key. a good step down to
Mar 1, 2014 9:00pm PST
concern over russia's violation of ukraine's sovereignty and breach of international law. he cautioned his russian counterpart to defuse tension by withdrawing russian troops. that message was reiterated at the united nations after meeting privately with the security council hearing from several ambassadors in an open, televised session over the objections of russia. russia's provocative actions could easily push a tense situation beyond the breaking point. the u.s. could stop taking part in preparations for the summit in sochi. michelle franzen, abc news, new york. >> russia's actions sparked a protest today in front of the russian consulate in san francisco. the antirussian group held signs demanding moscow withdraw from the crimea region. native ukrainians cast doubt at the threat russian citizens face threats in ukrainian territory. >> all the thoughts that russian speaking population seeks some kind of protection from putin i think is propaganda. since i never knew of anybody who speaks russian be iing oppressed in the ukraine ever and i was there for 33 years. >> protesters also poin
Mar 4, 2014 11:00pm EST
of the ukraine. let me say russia's actions ofstitute a violation international law and the quick .esponse to support ukraine the senate foreign relations committee is developing a to ukrainesupport and also to pursue a menu of .anctions you must say what you mean and mean what you say, and that is what we intend to do. i think most of you know what i stand for. you know what i believe in. i have stood with so many. ladies and gentlemen, i have .orked on iran [applause] ladies and gentlemen. i have worked on iran's nuclear issues for 21 years, starting when i was a member of the house, when i found out the united states was sending voluntary contributions to the international atomic energy administration, whose voluntary contributions above membership dues were going to create capacity of the nuclear facility, not in the national interest of the united states, not in the national interest of the state of israel. for a decade i was told my concerns had no legitimate basis , that iran would never be able online ande plant that iran's nuclear activities were not a major concern. history has s
Feb 26, 2014 5:30am PST
his trial at the icc international criminal court suggesting that to ukraine's judicial system is not capable of handling that trial very very interesting law that was passed here for the interior minister putting out a warrant for the rest of the rest of others but who were and the interior ministry for quote of mass murder charges for the events of. the excuse me of last week we can expect that to diplomacy to continue on the ground we know that william burns the deputy secretary of state from the united states will meet with the roberts area via the un on with funky ones on the boys are really in the middle east but here's course on special assignment and we also know that there'll be a representative from the osce who are writing here who have arrived here to begin monitoring the events here and also making us wait for smooth transition for those thirty presidential elections that are still to happen on the twenty fifth so very busy but if you're coming hours and of course very busy and coming days ahead of us were like rory and i will have you covering enforcement effects
Mar 3, 2014 5:00am PST
is international commitments. to withdraw its forces to its bases. and to reframe from any interference elsewhere in ukraine. and alternate the phone call was to present barack obama and treats and made little headway cancer now cus sexiest eight joan carried to visit pm on tuesday. brazen act of aggression. russia may be able to save crimea. but in the end. russia will isolate itself will be costs to the dichotomy of russia cost of russian businesses costa russian individuals and ultimately i think russia will either isolate itself on a global stage. they did just that sixty billion dollars for the olympics to try to present a different face on a tense standoff continues to rage in crimea as ukrainian forces are made whole topic he knew she posts surrounding them are heavily armed men flavored teas that no insignia. despite his two sons from the bread and some of the trees the region have be identified as russian with the wheel race to the grounds and the mission equipment but i will repeat. we hope for cold must be reached massacre mama has said that they will be no wall. new work. this was a m
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 4:00pm EST
as well, to talk about the crisis in ukraine, to talk about international law to talk about that pretense on the part of vladimir putin, let's listen. >> what is happening there is not based on actual concern for russian nationals, or russian speakers inside of ukraine, but is based on russia speaking through force to exert influence on a neighboring country. >> meanwhile, secretary of state john kerry was in kiev, he was there to show solidarity with the ukrainian people, he walked down one of the streets expressed support and honored those who had been killed by government snipers as recently as a week ago. john kerry warning, that the pretext of russians, was to, in fact, go into eastern, and southern ukraine. that was the plan, the implication that john kerry said they don't simply have their sites on krimia. and commended them for not accepting the provocations as we just saw. and not enganging with russian forces and military action. here is more of what john kerry had to say. >> we condemn the act of aggression, and we have throughout this moment evidence of a great transformation
Feb 28, 2014 6:00pm PST
is optimistic about his chances for release. >>> coming up in the next half hour, the international crisis developing in the ukraine, russian troops on the move. and now a stern warning from president obama. >> barging into hotel rooms, but are these bay area cops corrupt? why an attorney says being rough and tough is a necessary evil for undercover officers. >> oh, my god! [ crying ] >> i never thought i would see my house again. >> on life support after coming down with the flu, how a comatose woman bounced back from the very brink of death. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >>> your realtime captioner is linda macdonald. >>> now at 6:30 a live look outside san francisco. it's been a day of flooding, strong winds, power outages across the bay area and the rain is not over. >> let's check our hi-def doppler radar. pockets of heavy rain right now. and the downpours could drench the bay area off and on throughout the night. add to that even a chance of thunderstorms. >> miller avenue was shut down during high tide. cars are slowly crawling by eastbound. >> in san jose highway 87 at taylor street was flo
Mar 4, 2014 5:00am PST
international pressure russia has shown no sign of normalizing is crimean presents. ukraine is now accusing britain and the seizing key border posts and deploying sixteen thousand russian troops in the region since last friday i'm an easy standoff assisted many areas. with deceased ukrainian outfit so willing to stand down. oh well. he also claims the presence is born for stability and to protect its citizens. kiev says the world is witnessing an invasion ukraine's west tensions flared as pro russian protesters surrounded the dances regional politics to be sensitive to mix they went on about storming the building. these cuts will come moscow's recent actions i i i. share it strays from russia is around two hundred and fifty thousand troops to make a nice symmetry axis nineties contestant is blank i think you said the exercise was to check that reads readiness for action. the case to the crisis situations that threaten the nation's minute re security. meanwhile russia's foreign minister it's a game that both make it un secretary general ban ki made to discuss the situation in ukraine. he rej
BBC America
Feb 28, 2014 7:00am EST
cooperation with international bodies on much needed financial support for ukraine. nick childs, bbc news. >>> well, let's get the situation, first of all, in crimea itself. the bbc's christian frazier is in belaclava in the southeast. what is the situation there at the moment? >> reporter: i think the voices that you heard, the authorities here, the ukrainian authorities at least are facing david. it's a very peck situation around crimea at the moment. there were troops up there. we don't know who they answer to, hughes orders they're following. no insignia. there are check points that are sort of manned by what we would commonly describe as a civil defense force. a rag tag bunch of russian sympathizers. why are we hear? around the corner in this bay there is a russian. you will see on the pictures just loitering at the entrance to the bay. is that significant? well, not in itself of course because the black sea is here in sevas sevastapol. in the context of everything that's going on, david, this maneuvering backwards and forward in the bay is of interest. and certainly people who live
Al Jazeera America
Mar 1, 2014 12:00pm EST
. >> obama: the white house will stand with the international community in affirming it there will be costs for any military intervention with ukraine. >> what is interesting about that quote is he talks about the international community. the white house is trying to align itself with the european union and the greater international effort to position russia against the rest of us, essentially. the white house is left with few options. and president obama has to think about what his next move is in terms of escalating or de-escalating tension at the moment. we're watching the white house do back channel conversations. president obama himself said yesterday there are daily conversations happening between the kremlin and the white house, also the state department. so a lot happening behind the scenes, but quiet from the white house for now. >> we're waiting to hear hopef hopefully from 5:00 p.m. we'll have updates from the president himself. thank you, libby casey, for joining us from washington, d.c. also joining us, james, deputy director from ukraine. is there a difference between authoriz
Mar 2, 2014 10:00am EST
ukraine. we think it's very important for the international entities, the osce, the u.n., nato, the north atlantic council, the eu foreign affairs council which will meet tomorrow all need to weigh in. and i believe they will weigh in heavily. >> let me just pin you down on that. you're saying that congress is considering military aid to ukraine. you want congress to pass military aid to ukraine. but do you want them to impose economic -- excuse me do you want them to impose economic sanctions on russia? >> the day will come where we will have to engage in that sort of activity. all options are on the table. no question but that russia needs to understand this is serious. and we and the other friends and allies engaged in this are all deadly serious about this. you cannot behave this way in the 21st century and sit around the table with the normal entities and pretend that life is as usual. it is not going to be as usual. but we believe there is an alternative. we call on russia to engage with the government of ukraine. we're prepared to work very closely with russia in order to address w
Al Jazeera America
Feb 26, 2014 6:00am EST
will to fight corruption and hencey ukraine is described by transparency international the n.g.o. watchdog on corruption as the most corrupt country in europe, so it's a massive task for any clit approximately leadership. >> china has a pollution crisis, levels so high it increases the risk of lung cancer there. it can slow plant growth and hurt the food supply. citizens there have been urged to stay indoors and wear face masks if they go outside. chinese officials are working on solutions to their smog problem. >> a newspaper in uganda responding to the strict new laws against gays and lesbians by printing the names of what it calls the nation's top 200 gays. it has raised fears of anti gay violence with some calling it a which hunt. a lot of citizens are fleeing in fear for their lives. on monday, the president signed a bill making homosexuality a crime. >> boys have been killed in nigeria, fighters responsible. they say the male and female students separated, the girls told to go home, the boys shot and stabbed to death. the school was burned to the ground with students locked inside. n
Feb 26, 2014 10:30am PST
admits the bailout has gone to plan. i am the mosque what unites the international arena jace while political shockwaves shaped ukraine it's now the country's south where tensions are the highest for more than ten thousand people have surrounded the parliament building in crimea has made a cd. and you are now watching live pictures right here from some trouble with the capital of a radio were two factions are rallying for and against the new leadership in. he asked scuffles have been reported announced earlier protesters attempted to storm the building where local lawmakers are deciding on whether the region should break away from ukraine were closely following the situation there on the ground in years reports now of course on the corporate spin off. i did it. right now. granted the one who is now in the meantime in another city given that twenty at around sixty miles away in the city of was this about school which is also to bring second largest seaport up roadblocks and protested and taken place that's all for the past few days including today but adding from the local administra
Mar 1, 2014 11:00pm EST
to ,ithdraw -- vladimir putin calling on him to withdraw from the ukraine. fromorrespondent joins us georgetown, the ukrainian embassy. >> on the steps of the ukrainian embassy along and street in georgetown. writing just 4800 miles away. >> we will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for intervention in the ukraine. president obama spoke privately on the phone with his russian counterpart. the russian parliament egg nor and president obama, approving the use of troops in crimea. troops now patrolled the streets there. >> the troops are ready there. their number is increasing every coming our. , aat the white house today cloud of yellow and blue protesting putin. >> we show. or to the ukrainian people. goes, ithere brick brings authoritarian instability. that theyman says destroyed with america saying that there would be protection. >> we did our part. he keep your part. keep your obligation. iii.t start world war at two :00 tomorrow afternoon, ukrainian protesters will take to the russian embassy, along wisconsin avenue, urging the united st
Mar 2, 2014 6:00am PST
'll have it for you. >> thanks, lisa. also bay area reaction to the international crisis in ukraine, the call from local ukrainians amid the deteriorating situation with russia's military on alert and how migratory birds are getting uncle go one,two,one,two,one [uncle]thistwo,one.cotch,okay? [niece]okay! [uncle]okay? [niece]one,two three,four,five,six,seven,eight! [uncle laughing] okay,we go the other way,okay? [niece]one,two,three,four,five, six,seven! [uncle laughs]there's ten spaces,you want to try again? [uncle]yeah? [ keland so do mouth germs.. but now i have the protection of colgate total® mouthwash. it works just as hard and just as long as i do. [ man ] rolling in 5! [ male announcer ] colgate total® mouthwash. it kills germs on contact and has a germ-killing shield that keeps working for 12 hours. it doesn't quit even after eating and drinking. hi! [ male announcer ] colgate total® mouthwash. 12 hour germ protection even after eating and drinking. ♪ >>> now for the latest developments in ukraine. president obama spoke with russian president putin about the crisis and
Mar 2, 2014 5:00am PST
, lisa. bay area reaction to the international crisis in ukraine, the call from local ukrainians amid the deteriorating situation with russia's military on the move. >>> how migratory birds are getting assists from farmers as they make their way home through the california drought. what does that first spoonful taste likok. honey bunches of oats. ching! mmmm! mmmm! mmmm! wow! it's the oats. honey. yeah. honey bunches of oats. this is a great cereal. everyone wants to be the cadbury bunny. cause only he brings while others may keep trying. nobunny knows easter better than cadbury! ♪ [ male announcer ] spring is calling. get sta-green fertilizer now just $8 at lowe's. ♪ >>> now for the latest developments in ukraine. president obama spoke with russian president putin about the crisis and expressed his concern about russia's involvement. we get the latest now from abc news reporter michelle franzen. >> reporter: violence and bloody clashes still increase as pro-russian demonstrators battled supporters of the new ukrainian government. tensions flared as flags were ripped down and russ
Feb 26, 2014 5:00am PST
you all be anything but this cat is that tensions are rising international observers have stressed that ukraine shoul't become a new battleground between east and west. jonas sound volunteers have begun pouring out of the documents left behind at the former ukrainian president's residence papers were found in the artificial lake happen when the victim yanukovich in machine media. others were found partially burnt. so if other journalists have on uncovered evidence of millions spent on construction furniture and even the animals is about the movie is a testament that some documents were collected from the surface of the wall to others retrieved by the drive is presented that would force up on the lake bed stuck on a sunday pops and we had to unfold and to try them immediately to preserve the information was wrong with this issue the thought that the king of munster. that in a scanning and uploading the papers onto a lined up the spilt website called yanukovich leak stopped cold in this undated these documents a very valuable. they could help prove corruption schemes used by that yan
Al Jazeera America
Mar 4, 2014 12:00pm EST
to ukrain's sovereignty and territorial integrity according to international law. we condemn the russian federation's act of aggression. >> so phil as you are there in kiev, what is the mood like on the streets? secretary of state saying he was amazed how easily he traveled about kiev. but are we seeing the tail of 2 country, the streets of kiev, and the streets of other places like in crimea. >> reporter: yeah, absolutely. there was the accusation that has come out of vladimir putin that things are very dangerous here. secretary of state kerry said that is not the case. things are relatively calm. and that is true, we can walk the streets here del. but it plays in to this point counter point thing. there is a seriousdy metric difference between these two sides, and they are working it out, but in the meantime ukrain is stuck in the middle. >> as phil indicated this is very much a tail of two countries. many welcoming the russian troops with open arms. but as nick reports not every support the new presence. >> reporter: these aren't uranian soldiers. that is not a uranian flag. and that
Mar 5, 2014 3:59pm PST
as he got into the waiting car to head off .o the import the crisis in ukraine can only be sorted out by diplomatic means, essentially between russia and america. they took the chance to talk to his american member, john kerry. they were calling for the international support group. there was a lot of negotiating still to be done, and the americans are still using their biggest weapon, the threat of serious economic and political consequences. >> we will call for russia to speak with the government of ukraine to send troops back to to welcome and international observers and human rights monitors, and we have seen today what happened with the special envoy just how special it is to assure the safety of those monitors and observers. admitted this needs to be created, conditions of threats and ultimatums. it is difficult to have an honest agreement. the ground in ukraine, the tension is still extremely high. pro-russiann city, demonstrators stormed through the government buildings in the city. they had lost control of them a few hours earlier to forces loyal to the new, pro-western govern
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